So before I go too far into this, I want to say "welcome aboard" to Angela Christian and Shelley Smith and "welcome back" to Joshua Rodriguez.
The title of this blog is referring to the process of re-prioritizing life. Recently I went through an extensive process of looking at various office spaces and running numbers, trying to decide whether to stay in our current location or to move into a larger space. It was a real struggle and in hind-sight it consumed far more of my time than was wise and started to interfere with necessary tasks.
Fortunately, God is patient with me and provided clear direction after I earnestly sought after his will. I don't want you to think that I prayed and God immediately answered. It took several months before I had real clarity on the situation.
It's tempting to throw up our hands and ask "why isn't God answering"?! But what I realized is that God was talking to me throughout that time. Sometimes it was a feeling, a sense that I needed to wait. Other times it was unexpected delays. And still other times it was a word of wisdom from someone outside of the situation.
Ultimately, what God revealed to me is that I kept adding more and more and more to the business, to my schedule, to my commitments. He was telling me to 'stop it'. It is so easy for me to get swept up into the momentum of growth and change and yet that is not always honoring to God.
And so, I am now in the phase of scaling back, of letting things go, of reprioritizing my time, of making time to rest.
I decided to blog about this because several of my friends have been going through similar experiences in the past few months. So perhaps this applies to you as well.
Have you asked God to remove from your life the things that are not in His will for you, the things that do not honor Him or that divert your worship away from Him?
My prayer is that you will have the courage to take that step, to trust God completely with your time and resources and learn to rest in Him.